Mesirow Financial is a thought-leading currency management specialist delivering innovative, customized solutions to institutions globally.
Mesirow Financial Currency Management customizes solutions to suit specific client needs, ranging from passive to active currency risk management to currency alpha, as well as execution services. Our innovative solutions are complemented by a commitment to operational excellence and premium client service. With the expertise to provide objective, strategic advice, we partner with our institutional clients to implement best practice currency risk programs for their unique set of circumstances.
As a private, employee owned firm, Mesirow Financial is free from many conflicts of interest associated with bank-affiliated organizations or publicly held firms and is fully aligned with the interests of our clients. We manage over $90 billion in currency assets for institutional clients in North America, UK, Europe, and Australia.
Mesirow Financial's Currency Management group won Asset Management's Currency Manager of the Year award in 2020 and was also named Currency Manager of the Year at the European Pensions Awards 2018 Gala in London.
Mesirow's Michael Zehfuss speaks with Institutional Investor on the benefits of customizing an outsourced FX service offering. A wounded economy and the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic present huge challenges for international equity managers and the complexities of FX trading are one distraction that managers can delegate to specialist banks and brokers in order to reduce risk.
Currency is one of the most significant risks for institutions investing abroad and, as more money is put to work overseas, this risk continues to grow. We are honored to have been named Currency Manager of the Year in the 2020 Asset Management Awards from MoneyAge. This award recognizes our team’s customized approach to passive and active currency risk management, currency alpha and execution services, based on their specialized expertise, capabilities and innovation.
Mesirow Financial announced that its Currency Management group has surpassed $100 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2019. Currency is one of the biggest risks for institutions investing abroad and, as more money is put to work overseas, this risk continues to grow. As a result, a significant demand for Mesirow’s currency risk management services has led to a 50% increase in AUM since 2017.
Because each of our clients has unique risk and return objectives, we offer a suite of programs to manage currency exposures. Each strategy is client-specific, calibrated to strike the preferred balance between risk and reward, and be responsive to a stated benchmark.
Our team of currency professionals has a broad depth of experience across areas of Portfolio Management, Trading, Operations and Client Management. The solidity of the team, combined with access to senior professionals, is highly valued by clients, ensuring long-standing, strategic relationships.
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For over a decade Mesirow Financial Currency Management has exclusively partnered with Perreard Partners Investment in Switzerland, and Warakirri Asset Management in Australia to provide European and Australian clients with customized currency management services. Our partners provide valuable in-market expertise and deliver locally based client service to Mesirow Financial’s currency clients, while committing to the highest standards in transparency, client loyalty, and independence.
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